Project Serger Wave Stitch Quilt

By Elizabeth Cecchettini

Skill Level: Beginner  

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Create a fun accent to this fresh and modern quilt by using the exclusive Baby Lock serger Wave Stitch.

Finished size: 46” x 46”

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS.

Supplies

  • Baby Lock® Serger with the Wave Stitch Feature
  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine
  • 1/8 yard of three different cotton batiks
  • 2 1/8 yards of 45” wide white cotton
  • 1 3/8 yards of 54” wide cotton backing
  • 1 3/8 yards of quilt batting
  • 1 spool of white all purpose thread
  • 1 spool of teal cone thread
  • 1 spool of monofilament thread, clear colored
  • 2 spools of decorative teal colored thread
  • 2 spools of decorative purple colored thread
  • Water soluble marking pen
  • Rotary cutting system

Instructions

  1. The quilt is made from 16 simple blocks.
  2. Each block has three strips, two batik strips and one white strip in the middle.
  3. Start by cutting the following for the blocks: One strip from each of the three batiks, 2¾” x WOF Cut each strip into six, 2¾” x 7” From the white fabric cut: Three strips, 3” x WOF Cut these strips into 16, 3” x 7”
  4. Prepare the serger for a 3-Thread Wave Stitch (refer to manual). Sew a sample of the stitching and adjust the machine length as necessary. Needle: teal cone thread Upper looper: teal decorative thread Lower looper: purple decorative thread
  5. At the serger, prepare to stitch the batik strips to the middle white strips by laying one batik strip on top of one white strip, wrong sides facing together. Place the strips under the presser foot of the machine with the batik strip always on top, stitch a ¼” seam. Sew one batik strip to each side of 16 white strips.
  6. Press the seams toward the white strip.
  7. Prepare the sewing machine with monofilament thread in the needle and a regular bobbin. Straight stitch the seams flat to the white strips.
  8. Lay the blocks out in four rows of four blocks each. The blocks will alternate with the seams vertical, then horizontal. The second row will start horizontal, then vertical for the seams.
  9. Next, cut the strips for sashing as follows: 10 white cotton strips, 4½” x WOF Cut two of the strips into 12, 7” x 4½” Cut five of the strips into five, 38½” x 4½” Sew the remaining three strips together, and then cut into two, 46½” x 4½” sections.
  10. Thread the sewing machine with white all-purpose thread and stitch the blocks together with a piece of sashing (7” x 4½”) between each block. Press the seams toward the blocks.
  11. Stitch the rows together with sashing (38½” x 4½”) between each row and press the seams.
  12. Stitch one border (38½” x 4½”) to both the top and bottom of the quilt. Press the seams.
  13. Stitch the two side borders (46½” x 4½”) to the quilt. Press the seams.
  14. Prepare the quilt for quilting by first pressing well. Next, layer the quilt top, batting and backing. Baste the layers together.
  15. Using monofilament thread in the needle, stitch-in-the-ditch around all of the blocks.
  16. Change the thread to white all-purpose thread and continue quilting with simple stitches, possibly outlining the blocks twice and stitching inside of the white strip of each block.
  17. For the binding, cut five strips 2 3/8” x WOF. Sew the strips together and press in half lengthwise.
  18. At the serger, stitch the Wave Stitch on the folded edge of the binding. Feed the binding through the serger using the knife as a guide. Do not cut through the fold!
  19. Stitch the binding to the back of the quilt with the right side of the binding and the backing of the quilt facing together.
  20. Fold the binding to the front of the quilt, and machine stitch it down with monofilament thread.

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